Leslie Lowinger "Westfield - Dome Level"

Sep 2 2023

Shipyard and Islais Creek artists’ works in Coalition on Homelessness benefit auction

Artworks by Islais Creek Studios artist Flora Davis and Hunters Point Shipyard artists Leslie Lowinger and Marc Ellen Hamel are included in the annual benefit auction of the Coalition on Homelessness, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that advocates for Bay Area unhoused individuals and families and supports them with training, employment, ...
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Marc Ellen Hamel sale photo

Sep 2 2023

Marc Ellen Hamel studio event at the Shipyard Saturday, September 23

News from Shipyard painter and printmaker Marc Ellen Hamel: CELEBRATION SALE! 30% – 75% Off What am I celebrating? It's my 75th birthday and 30th year in my studio at Hunters Point Shipyard so I am celebrating by having a big sale of my older work, and a few new ...
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Nina Fabunmi book cover

Aug 8 2023

Nina Fabunmi novel published August 7

Shipyard artist Nina Fabunmi announced the release of her novel Petals For My Tears. It is available in hardback and Kindle ebook editions on Amazon. Copies will also be available in her studio during Shipyard Open Studios October 21-22, 2023. From the announcement: "In [the] heart of an enchanting African ...
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Nina Fabunmi art in India Basin Shoreline Park

Jun 27 2023

New public art by Nina Fabunmi at India Basin Shoreline Park

Shipyard artist Nina Fabunmi has created new floor art at the India Basin Shoreline Park near Hunters Point in San Francisco. John Arbuckle, also a Shipyard artist, posted these photos of Nina's new work on the Shipyard Open Studios Facebook page (scroll down to June 18, 2023). Visit India Basin ...
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Eric Joyner "Jungle Trek"

Jun 24 2023

Eric Joyner featured in article in SF zine “Broke-Ass Stuart”

Eric Joyner "Jungle Trek" Stuart Schuffman, author of Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco in zine and book form, published "Robots and Donuts: The Fantastical World of Artist Eric Joyner" by Schatzie Frisch, online on June 22, 2023. Eric Joyner's paintings and other idiosyncratic artworks, many of ...
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Juneteenth flag image

Jun 22 2023

Juneteenth: STAR honors Black artists at the Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios

This site's home page featured the following tribute in the days leading up to and following Juneteenth, June 19, 2023: We honor Black Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios artists on the occasion of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on June 19, 1865, 24 days after the ...
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Apr 18 2023

Silvia Poloto featured in “48 Hills”

Shipyard artist Silvia Poloto is the subject of an article in 48 Hills, the website that describes itself as "San Francisco’s largest daily, independent community news and culture site." The article by Mary Corbin, "Not a classic hero’s journey: Silvia Poloto adventures into herself," describes Poloto's life as an immigrant, ...
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Ob River (oil on canvas, 68" x 48") by Irena Kononova

Dec 8 2022

Irena Kononova artwork receives award

The painting Ob River (oil on canvas, 68" x 48") by Shipyard artist Irena Kononova is a winner of the Sheridan Prize for Art 2022 in the Immigrant Artists category. The painting is a symbolic interpretation rather than a topographically correct representation of this majestic Siberian waterway. The Sheridan Prize ...
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Maeve Croghan mural design, north panel

Nov 15 2022

Maeve Croghan designs community mural for North Beach, San Francisco

News from Shipyard artist Maeve Croghan: I am excited about a new mural to be painted in my neighborhood, North Beach!  North Beach Neighbors contacted me awhile back regarding my interest in doing this project and I said YES! I am also working with 'TogetherSF’ of the City of San Francisco, ...
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Jeff Long "Bison Requiem" image

Oct 29 2022

Fresno Art Museum acquires works by Jeff Long

Three paintings by Shipyard artist Jeff Long have been added to the permanent collection of the Fresno Art Museum. Click on an image below for a larger view. Jeff Long "Path at Point Reyes" 72” x 120”, oil on canvas, 2019 Jeff Long "Pacifica" 72" x 120", oil on canvas, ...
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Deirdre Weinberg image

Oct 17 2022

Deirdre Weinberg work in SF Symphony’s Día de los Muertos art exhibit

Image from the Symphony's website Shipyard Artist Deirdre Weinberg will be participating in the art exhibit accompanying the SF Symphony's annual Día De Los Muertos concert November 5. The concert and exhibit are a vibrant celebration of Latin American music and culture, including lobby installations at Davies Symphony Hall.  Call ...
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Rebecca Fox: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco lobby sculpture

Oct 4 2022

Rebecca Fox creates sculptures for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a private home

Update: see end of this post for a more recently completed commission Islais Creek Studios artist Rebecca Fox announces: Rebecca Fox: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco lobby sculpture: Patinaed Steel, 11.75” x 19.5” x 9.5”, 2022 (side view; click for larger view) I am thrilled to announce that I ...
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Sep 30 2022

Andrea Baker receives Jefferson Award as “local hero”

Andrea Baker, a longtime Board of Directors member of the Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR), received the Jefferson Award from CBS News Bay Area affiliate KPIX in September 2022 for her work as founder and head of the small business incubator En2Action. The nonprofit operates Ujamaa Kitchen in Hunters ...
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Image from Michael J. Kruzich's video

Sep 12 2022

Michael J. Kruzich releases new video of his mosaic artmaking

Shipyard artist Michael J. Kruzich has released a video to introduce himself and his art to potential clients in the Bay Area and in Hawaii, where he has completed several mosaic installation commissions. Michael produced the video jointly with videographer Lyman Medeiros, program director of Big Island Television.
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Marc Ellen Hamel "Mojave"

Sep 1 2022

Marc Ellen Hamel work in Coalition on Homelessness benefit auction

"Mojave," a painting by Shipyard artist Marc Ellen Hamel, is one of over 150 artworks and other objects included in ArtAuction22 benefiting the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness. Online bidding is open from noon Pacific time Thursday, September 1, through 9 p.m. Thursday, September 8. An in-person auction of selected ...
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Weinberg mural photo

Aug 29 2022

UPDATED: Deirdre Weinberg helps restore Castro AIDS memorial mural

News from Hunters Point Shipyard artist Deirdre Weinberg: August 29 update: The mural was finished in mid-August; here's the final photo. Some of the original artists from 1987 worked on the restoration and the whole project was met with great community appreciation and support. There will be an official opening, ...
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Aug 27 2022

Works donated by Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek artists in “Art for AIDS” auction

The annual "Art for AIDS" auction to benefit the UCSF Health Alliance this year includes works donated by Marius L. Bosc, Flora Davis, Robin Denevan, Carol Jessen, Kay Kang, Bruce Katz, Leslie Lowinger, Clare Metague, Michelle Mongan, Carrie Ann Plank, Silvia Poloto, and Rab Terry. The event runs from Friday, ...
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Aug 25 2022

Larry Morace offers prints of his artworks

Shipyard artist Larry Morace announces: Dear fellow art conspirator: I’ve embarked on a new art venture. I’m now offering high quality prints of selected paintings and pastels, both recent and vintage. These images offer high fidelity to the visual idea they originated from yet are much more affordable. The site ...
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KPIX TV story

Jul 19 2022

STAR President Barbara Ockel receives Jefferson Award for public service

KPIX, the Bay Area CBS affiliate, presented Barbara Ockel with the Jefferson Award in July 2022 to honor her work on behalf of the artists at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios and her involvement in the Bayview Hunters Point community. The announcement of the award stresses her outreach ...
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Nicole Mueller works in "Abstract Now" Exhibition at James Baird Gallery

Jun 11 2022

Nicole Mueller exhibition and public art project

News from Hunters Point Shipyard artist Nicole Mueller: "Abstract Now" Exhibition Last month I returned home from my artist residency at the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada, where I spent the month of April creating new work. The residency culminated in an exhibition of new paintings created during the ...
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